Airlines lift CDC mask mandate after Florida judge’s ruling

On April 18, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mask mandate for airplanes and public transportation was an unlawful extension of authority. As a result, several major U.S. airlines have…

Washington D.C. sees recent increase in cases of violent crime

Total violent crime is on the rise in 2022. By April 19, 2021, all violent crime in Washington D.C. was at 961 cases. By April 19 of this year, violent crime had already surpassed that at 1,230 cases, an almost 28 percent increase.

CDC releases new COVID-19 community-level tracker as cases decrease across the nation

The tracker is part of the CDC’s effort to analyze daily COVID-19 numbers by individual communities. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky explained that this new system is intended to help guide research toward more efficient precautionary measures.

Annual Point-in-Time count surveys homelessness in D.C. area

Although the results of the 2022 count have not yet been released, taking a look at data from past years can help gauge what we may expect to see down the line.